By The New York Times Learning Network
Global Nomads Group created curricula to prepare students participating in a live webcast regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis. This curriculum and live event gave students the opportunity to examine the effect of the Syrian crisis on the lives of young people from that country, especially those who are refugees.
By Suzanna Goussous
Global Nomads Group (GNG) launched the “Campfire” exchange program around four years ago and has brought educators from Jordan, Morocco and the US to promote global citizenship, empathy and action-oriented projects.
By Sandra Stein
Global Nomads Group is creating opportunities for students spread across the world to communicate virtually about a range of topics that matter to them, and to building empathy for peers with vastly different lives and an awareness of their unfamiliar civic norms deepens an understanding of political realities everywhere.
It is suggested that one of VR’s biggest strengths is its ability to tap student emotions, notably empathy. The nonprofit Global Nomads Group produced a new VR-based curriculum called “One World, Many Stories”, which showed a series of 360-degree autobiographical videos from the perspective of a boy in eastern Kentucky; a young man in Amman, Jordan; and a young black woman in New York City. The young people who would otherwise not have a way to connect are connected through technology to promote global awareness, curiosity, and critical thinking.
Global Nomads Group (GNG) is the 2005 Media and Technology Prize winner of Excellence in International Education Prize. Global Nomads Group is committed to improving students’ international knowledge and understanding through the use of interactive technologies like video-conferencing, remote broadcasting, and webcasting.
Global Nomads Group offers new virtual multi-part field programs, such as virtual science expeditions and on-going international student exchange programs.
The Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge launched on September 8, International Literacy Day, to bring awareness to the global learning crisis. In partnership with Students Rebuild, Global Nomads Group provided students and educators firsthand understanding of challenge beneficiaries and connection to other challenge participants through blogs, videos, and live webcasts from the field.
By Richard Whittaker
Global Nomads Group initiated Project Syria to connect South Central Los Angeles' View Park Preparatory Charter High School and Mahatta Community Center in Amman, Jordan. Global Nomads Group leveraged VR tools to simulate the experience of being in a conflict zone while building youth’s abilities to be empathetic, critically think, and communicate across cultures.
In partnership with Global Nomads Group, Multicultural High School had the opportunity to participate in a program for their tenth-graders. The cross-cultural program allows students to exchange conversations with peers in Jordan.
Global Nomads Group provided the opportunity for 7th graders at Millburn Middle School in New York to experience the life of a peer in Amman, Jordan, through "One World, Many Stories," a virtual reality series. Throughout this experience, students are able to deepen their understanding of global issues and to build empathy in authentic ways.
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